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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20786
Last updated: 13 February 2020
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Date:18-JUL-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10
Owner/operator:Oxford UAS Royal Air Force (Oxford UAS RAF)
Registration: WG319
C/n / msn: C1/0375
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Valley, Anglesey, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey (VLY/EGOV)
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey (VLY/EGOV)
Narrative:
Written off 18/7/1961: The pilot was unaware that the aircraft had struck a power point while taxying over the grass at Valley, Anglesey. He carried out three circuits and taxied back in before the damage to the underside of the aircraft was discovered.

Deemed to have been damaged beyond economic repair, and struck off charge on 26/07/1961 as Cat.5(c). Remains reduced to a "Chippax" PAX trainer (cockpit section) for ground instructional use at Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Subsequently scrapped.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain 1983, p.43)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
3. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=343


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2008 22:29 JINX Added
11-Nov-2011 09:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2014 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2020 07:57 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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